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My Advice To New Bloggers

Welcome to another blog post; this week's blog post is based on "My Advice to New Bloggers", so to all the new bloggers out there, welcome to the blogging community, and I hope you find this blog post helpful.


Before we get into this blog post, I just wanted to share my blogging journey with you, so you get to know my blogging background and a little bit more about the blog.



I got into blogging after reading a few blog posts on topics like lifestyle, tec, baking, and so many more. After reading all the different blogs, I decided to make my blog and have the subject just about lifestyle.


After that, I found a blogging group called Southampton Bloggers, which was amazing because I got to meet some other fabulous bloggers. I also got to attend some fantastic events and did some PR work.


I've also had the chance to work with one of my favourite bloggers, and she is Anna Newton, "The Anna Edit" I come across Anna after finding her Apple PodCast called "At Home With". Being able to work and team up with her was terrific.


After having my blog for six years, I moved it from WordPress to Wix. When I started blogging, I used WordPress for a good few years and the reason why is because that was the most popular one at the time. WordPress wasn't bad, but you were very limited to what you could do, and if you had to contact WordPress support for something, they would always ask for a reason and put their prices up.


My brother then mentioned Wix to what I looked into; they seemed to be way better than WordPress.


The customer service is way better, you're free to do whatever you want to the blog, and they are cheaper than WordPress.


. That is a rough background of my blog, and hopefully, you found some of that interesting.



 

My Advice To New Bloggers


Hosting Site

A hosting site is a website that runs your blog, and every hosting site has different plans, price features and so forth.


Before you go with anyone, look at prices, what they can offer you and most importantly, their feedback.


Domaine & Blog Name

The domain and blog name are the most important things for your blog because it's the thing that your blog readers will remember when they are looking for your blog, and the domain will be the thing you will put in your social media bio/website link on your social media pages.


When you think of a name for the domain, you need to think of something that your readers will remember and something easy to spell-like your name, for example.


(Please note the Domain you want me not avlible to have due to another blog/website already owning that Domain)

Blogging Topics

When it comes to blogging topics, there are so many to choose from, and the best bit about it is that you can have more than one, and there are millions to pick from, such as


  • Lifestyle

  • Review

  • Days out

  • Travel

  • Technology

  • Finance

  • Probity



Stock Photes & Your Photes

Are you maybe thinking about what are stock photos? They are photos like the one below, and stock photos are photos that you or anyone else has permission to use, and you could see this photo and many others on millions of websites and blogs.


I don't have a problem with bloggers using stock photos the only time I get annoyed about it is when bloggers use them for every blog post they do. I highly recommend you use the images that you have taken and only use stock photos now and then, or even better, try and not use them at all if you can



Social Media

The best way to gain blog followers/readers is by having social media, which doesn't mean you have to be on every social media platform. The two that I'd recommend you get are Twitter and Instagram because, in my eyes, they are the two best platforms for bloggers.




Overnight

You're not going to get millions of followers/readers and views overnight, and it's going to take time, effort and cooperation to get a high number on your blog; for some bloggers, this has taken them years and years to get where they are today.


My main advice on this would be to focus on your blog, not the numbers.


The Device You Blog On

When I started blogging, I was blogging off an old Amazon Fire tablet; it wasn't the best, and the app I used to run my blog was minimal and wasn't that easy to run. I then got an iPad which made it a little easier, but still, the app was limited.


I then got a MacBook, and doing things on my blog and making blog posts became more manageable, and I'd highly recommend any bogger to use a laptop.